Check Out These Gorgeous Holiday Lights in Metro Detroit!

By: Aaron B. Cohen | December 6, 2021

Photo Courtesy of Holiday Stroll at Canterbury Village

Cheers, Metro Detroit! We are officially in the midst of the holiday season. Seemingly right on cue, the snow is falling and the view out the window is reminiscent of the winter wonderland we look forward to all year long. If you’re looking for ways to take in the beauty that can only be found this time of year, check out some of these local holiday light displays, where bright colors reflect off the pristine white snow of a Michigan December.

Wayne Country Lightfest – Westland

Now through New Year’s Eve, experience four miles of lights from the comfort of your own vehicle. Wayne Country Lightfest features 100,000 lights and nearly 50 animated figures throughout Hines Park. On select days, take photos with Santa and enjoy concessions to snack on throughout the ride.

Big, Bright, Light Show – Rochester

Starting at 5 p.m. daily through January 3, Downtown Rochester transforms into a seasonal paradise, decked in over one million holiday lights. Enjoy the scenery while visiting the local shops and restaurants, or just drive through to catch a glimpse of the fun. Decorations will be up on Main Street from South Bridge to Romeo Road, and Fourth Street from Walnut to Walter Streets.

Beacon Park – Downtown Detroit

Downtown Detroit looks beautiful as ever under the 125,000 lights at Beacon Park. The fifth annual celebration features food trucks, holiday music, and scenery that reminds all why the holidays are better in the D! The lights are on nightly from 5 p.m. to midnight from now until mid-January.

Magic of Lights – Downtown Clarkston

Magic of Lights packs a full serving of holiday spirit into a 1.5-mile downtown drive. Along the way, you’ll experience beautiful lighting and classic characters that the kids will love. Check it out 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5:30-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Wild Lights  – Royal Oak

There’s never been a better time to head over to the Detroit Zoo! Five million lights illuminate the trees and buildings, and 200 animal sculptures shine brightly in the night. Between the holiday decorations and the animals themselves, you’re in for an unforgettable night of fun and discovery. You can catch the lights 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Holiday Stroll at Canterbury Village – Lake Orion

Holiday Stroll is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of the holiday season. Canterbury Village transforms into a winter wonderland that brings the spirit of Christmas to life! Stroll through the quaint Village glowing with almost a million festive lights, enjoy a 7-minute light show choreographed to holiday songs, and enjoy the sounds of professional carolers and live Christmas performances. Catch the action December 10-12, 17-19, and 23.